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SKIN PURIFICATION

Heat increases blood circulation, which has been shown to help a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. The full-body treatment opens pores all over the body, creating smoother, softer skin In addition, things like burns, lesions and cuts heal more quickly, with reduced scarring.

Acne, Flakey Dry Skin, Clogged Pores, Wrinkles, Blackheads and Zits? When using a Far Infrared Sauna, blood flow to the skin increases to as high as 50-70% of cardiac output (compared to the standard 5-10%), due to the blood vessels in the skin's surface expanding to accommodate the increased blood flow, a process known as vasodilatation. With greater blood flow, more nutrients are transported throughout the body as well as to surface tissues, promoting cellular activity and growth. Along with nourishing the skin, the high temperatures also cause the body to excrete sweat to cool the skin. Studies have shown sweat to be more effective than water at emulsifying fat located in the skin's sebaceous glands, and thus at removing the sebum and bacteria lodged in the fat. Even more, this enhances the development of collagen, giving the skin a continued elasticity while also eliminating the appearance of wrinkles. Sweating also cleans out the pores, dislodging toxins and particles that when build-up, increase the outbreaks of zits and blackheads as well as aggravate acne. Sweating paired with the use of perforated brush removes dried, dead skin that accumulates on the epidermis. If these skin particles continue to build up, they too can clog sweat pores and oil passages along with causing dry, flaky skin. Far Infrared Sauna Therapy will help to keep skin both healthy and beautiful.

Infrared Sauna Skin Care with Infrared Sauna Therapy
Have you ever walked by someone who just has this great looking skin? Almost as if they had some sort of aura right? Well, you'd be surprised how many people go the extra measures to be healthy and infrared sauna therapy is one of those avenues. If you haven't heard of it before, don't worry, you can about it in the "skin purification" and "more infrared sauna and skin care sections." 

What Is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
If you have ever sat in a hot box before, after a while you would start to notice the stuffy feeling. This is because, in Finnish versions, steam is produced creating a heated room as well as heating your body. In the case of infrared cabins, the process involves simply heating your body as opposed to the area around you. It is created by these heaters that specialize in having the ability to make this happen with the use of radiant energy. The Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat, emitted by treatment devices, is a naturally occurring energy that heats objects by direct light conversion (DLC). Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation. FIR heat actually penetrates and warms the body, so the heat energy is not lost trying to warm the air.

How Is It Beneficial Compared To Regular Saunas?
Besides the fact it allows for a more comfortable atmosphere, infrared therapy heats the body to a lower temperature than your traditional ones. Somewhere around one hundred twenty degrees to one hundred forty degrees Fahrenheit which is around fifty degrees lower then what you're used to experiencing in Finnish styles. Does this mean it's not as beneficial? Absolutely not. In fact, allowing your body to only reach these temperatures can allow you more time within the wooden box than if you were to sit in another style of sauna. This creates a greater overall sweat process since you are in there for a longer duration. For those of you taking this route to detoxify your body, the health benefits are endless.

  • Check out what Dr. Oz has to say about FAR Infrared Saunas on the Oprah Winfrey Show, here.
  • FOX News Florida talks about FAR Infrared Saunas, here.

The Secrets Behind Detoxification
I'm pretty sure you've heard at one point or another that sweating helps release the toxins in your body. Toxins can occur from the foods we eat, medicine we take, or simply from not taking care of our bodies like we're supposed to do. Using infrared therapy can allow your pores to open more fully and help to create a healthier body. If you don't, then the chances of you contracting a disease later in life are high according to the Detoxify or Die book written by Sherry A. Rogers.

The far-infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat. Your body can then release stored toxins through a deep detoxifying sweat that comes from using the sauna. Inducing a heavy sweat in the sauna for detoxification purposes is an ancient tradition practiced by different cultures around the world, and wisely so. The skin is our largest organ and sweating is one of the body‘s most important 'detoxification' pathways. The combination of modern far-infrared heating technology with the ancient sauna ritual has resulted in an effective ways to deeply cleanse the tissues of the body.

~ Today we're exposed to chemicals and heavy metals in our air, water and food in unprecedented amounts. The EPA estimates there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies can't metabolize. PCB's, Dioxins, Furans, Heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides, xylene, ethyl benzene and phthalates are just some of the toxins that are accumulating in our bodies. Studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in our fat cells. These chemicals and heavy metals add to our "toxic load", often reaching a point where this bioaccumulation seriously compromises our health and leads to chronic disease. I had my 'silver' amalgams removed (actually 50% mercury content) from my teeth by a dentist that specialized in that process. Be very careful if you go this route, for having them removed incorrectly can increase the mercury content in other parts of your body. Taking 5 grams of activated charcoal 30 minutes before your dental work and 5 grams right after, will minimize your uptake of any mercury that is released.

~ Sweating in an infrared sauna is very effective in reducing toxins and heavy metals. This kind of sauna has a comfortable temperature of 110 - 130°F vs. 180 - 210°F in a conventional sauna, but you sweat two to three times as much. The far infrared heat also penetrates 1-1/2 inches below the skin, mobilizing deep seated toxins and giving significant pain relief.

~ Sweating through your skin will allow you to reduce your "toxic load" while taking the stress off your liver and kidneys.

"A sauna used to be thought of as a luxury. But studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, as the first generation of man exposed to such an unprecedented plethora of daily chemicals, we have learned that stored or undetoxified chemicals can mimic any disease. "Incurable" chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxic chemicals are gone. Since the far infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of depurating stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity."

Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.
Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine: Author of Detoxify or Die and Wellness Against All Odds

The Other Benefits Involved 

It all starts with the ability infrared therapy has to stimulate body tissues alleviating discomforts due to arthritis. From there, the effect better blood circulation has on your system as a whole can be monumental towards combating various other issues. It allows the body to act as one instead of some organs better then another. Since your skin is the largest bodily organ, it's important to make sure your pores are not closed up due to toxins. Other benefits include but are not limited too; a boosted immune system, better cardiovascular health and stimulation when exercising, increased metabolism, a pain reliever and eventually skin regeneration. Although these are noticeable over a short span of using infrared sauna therapy, the everlasting benefits domino effect to several other areas such as acne.

More Infrared Sauna Skin Care 

Infrared Sauna Skin Care is a newly discovered benefit of the Infrared Sauna and is sweeping the nation. It is going around as the secret in personal care. Infrared Saunas are used all over the world by medical centers, clinics and even pro-athletes for pain relief and to stimulate a faster recovery.  Their design is ideal as it operates in safer, much lower temperatures than do a traditional steam saunas. They are recognized as having some great health benefits. There are many physicians that are recommending Infrared Saunas to help relieve pain and preventing illness and advising Infrared Sauna skin care treatments. They are wonderful and very effective in promoting weight loss, detoxification and incredible benefits for anti-aging.

Health benefits are not the only thing this cutting-edge heater technology provides.  The technology of the Infrared Saunas is so advanced over the conventional sauna. A traditional sauna is powered by water combined with heated rocks, the Infrared Saunas are powered by an infrared emitter. There is a method they use called direct light conversion. Only the objects are warmed, not the air around it. This is what makes them so efficient compared to the power sucking steam saunas. You are heated, but the air is still the same.

If you have ever suffered from dry skin, problems with the dry red patches, eczema or psoriasis, then you will love Infrared skin care benefits. You may notice as fast as the first session, your skin healing and the pain and itch greatly relieved. Because of the way it works, the infrared sauna penetrates through the skin, bringing healing properties to each cell. The heat will help to break up the fat deposits in the cells and allowing toxins to be released. The sweat that you produce is the channel for the toxins to leave the body. Your skin will be cleansing from the inside and being released each session you have. With infrared sauna skin care, you will be able to enjoy healthier, glowing skin, better health and the benefit of weight loss too. The health benefits have been clinically proven as a fantastic tool for skin rejuvenation. 

Not only is this a great benefit for your skin, but for you heart as well. The heat will increase your heart rate and open up the capillaries allowing the blood to flow. Your blood pressure will drop and you will eventually be able to remain at a healthier level. You will also be benefited by the release of stress which we all know affects our health in every way. If you can come home from work, relax in the sauna, let go of the toxins of life as well as your body, you will be rejuvenating your mind and your soul. You will be filled with a light and youthful, glowing skin, that will radiate the inner beauty as well as your outer beauty that is able to reappear. You are hearing of the new "beginning" of comfort, releasing stress, healthier and more youthful skin, and better health all around through Infrared Saunas. Slow down the aging process and enjoy your youthful, healthy and beautiful skin. You deserve it.

WEIGHT LOSS

When you are relaxing in a Far Infrared sauna, your body is actually working. This passive cardiovascular conditioning increases heart rate and metabolism.

Your body produces sweat, pumps blood and burns calories. Increased metabolism and weight loss. Your metabolism is boosted which promotes weight loss. Fight obesity, diabetes and heart disease!

Far Infrared heat generated in a sauna penetrates deep into your body (up to 2 inches deep) causing a heating effect deep in your muscles and organs. Your body then reacts by increasing your metabolic rate and raising your pulse as you start to sweat. As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. This profuse sweating helps to increase your basal body temperature, which also increases your metabolism to work. With a higher metabolism, your body converts food into energy at a faster rate. By having a slower metabolism rate the body starts to store the energy in fat tissues, which, if not released through diet and exercise, will remain in the tissue and weight will be gained.

WEIGHT LOSS and Cardiovascular Benefits of the Infrared Sauna
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness. As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), August 7, 1981 "A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 gms. in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal - the equivalent of running 2 - 3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600 - 800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by rehydration with water, the calories consumed will not be." Since an infrared sauna helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a hot-air sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. In Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology, we find that producing one gram of sweat requires 0.586 kcal. Burns 600 or more calories in just one 30-minute session! Calories a 150-pound person normally burns up in 30-minutes of exercise:

SPORT/CALORIES

  • Marathon Running/593
  • Vigorous Racquet Ball/510
  • Swimming (crawl stroke)/300
  • Jogging/300
  • Tennis (fast game)/265
  • Cycling (10 mph)/225
  • Golfing (without a cart)/150
  • Walking (3.5 mph)/150
  • Bowling/120

The JAMA citation referred to above goes on to state that, "Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna may impart a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise." As a confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiovascular conditioning, extensive research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the conclusion that, infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights. An infrared sauna can therefore, play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. This would be most valuable for those who don't exercise and those who can't exercise yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program. This also allows for more variety in any ongoing training program. Some weight loss authorities believe that our bodies use fat to dilute toxins. As an infrared sauna is an unsurpassed expeller of toxins, it is also a great way to get rid of any fat our bodies are using to dilute toxins we are storing.

WEIGHT LOSS and Health Imbalances Improved with infrared sauna
The secret of infrared sauna weight loss? The infrared energy penetrates deep into your body - up to 2 inches deep. This deep penetration causes a heating effect deep in your muscles and your organs. It increases your metabolic rate. Your body will react. It does this by raising your pulse. And you start to sweat. You will easily drop as much as four pounds during one 30 minute infrared session! But hold on; don‘t rush out to buy an infrared cabin yet! You lose weight primarily because you lose fluids. This weight will return as soon as you drink. How can infrared sauna weight loss work then, you ask? Clever question. The answer is ... You burn calories when you sweat. You can easily produce up to half a liter of transpiration during an average 30 minute infrared session. This is the equivalent of 300 Kcal, and all you have to do is sit and relax.

Your weight has nowhere to go but down and that‘s exactly what it will do. It is strongly advised you to drink two or three glasses of water for every 15 minutes you are in the sauna. It may be tempting to enjoy the immediate sauna weight loss if you don‘t drink, but this will hurt your body. Make sure you drink enough so you don‘t dehydrate. Drink water. By drinking water you make sure you don‘t replenish the lost calories.

Anyone being used to the heat in a sauna could easily burn 600 to 800 calories and you will lose weight much easier than in a traditional sauna because… the idea is that the infrared heat penetrates deeper into your body than the heat in an ordinary sauna. Because human fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees F, subcutaneous fat can be released along with your sweat. Your pores are cleansed, your skin will become healthier and you get rid of all kinds of toxins that are accumulating in your body fat.

Getting rid of toxins is good. It corrects metabolic imbalances that were causing poor digestion and weight gain. And that brings us to another reason why infrared saunas are often mentioned as an effective weight loss help: Infrared sauna weight loss and detoxification of the body. You see, for many people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating a well-balanced diet are sufficient to start losing weight.

If you look around, you will always find people who are a bit overweight, but who can relatively easily lose weight, provided that they start exercising and change their eating habits. On the other hand however, there are the individuals who can‘t seem to lose weight, no matter what they try. Whether they exercise or not, whether they starve themselves or not, it‘s like they have hit some kind of plateau where losing a few extra pounds seems impossible. Some people can eat crazy fattening things and stay thin while the same food makes other people fat. Which raises an interesting infrared sauna weight loss observation to make: Can the infrared sauna help our body so it is more like the other body? Many modern health professionals say that we have to start looking at health imbalances caused by toxins that are accumulating in our body. In our modern society we are exposed to all sorts of toxins, heavy metals, lead, mercury, aluminum, as well as other toxins such as alcohol and nicotine, which accumulate in our body over the years. If your body‘s natural health is out of balance, you will never be able to lose weight permanently. The idea that you need to lose weight to get healthy is being challenged today. More and more health professionals are telling you it is the reverse -- you need to get healthy to lose weight.

As long as our body is in an alarm state, struggling to restore its natural balance, we will not be able to lose weight. Or it will be a frustrating fight. If you do lose weight, it will be very hard to do so. Infrared sauna weight loss is said to be facilitated by the excellent detoxification mechanism that eliminates the dangerous toxins from your body. Sweating allows our bodies to get rid of all sorts of toxins and allows our body to regain its self-healing, natural and balanced state of being. And that is another reason why the infrared sauna is often mentioned as an ideal companion on your pathway to a healthy and more energetic lifestyle. Beyond generating a higher metabolism rate, a Far Infrared Sauna assists in weight loss in three other significant ways:

  • It effectively reduces heavy metals which have been directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body causing poor digestion and weight gain.
  • It decreases fat stored (lipophilic) toxins. Often weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins are first removed.
  • Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained, sending more blood to the capillaries and converting fats and carbohydrates results in as much as 600 calories burned during one short session in a Far Infrared Sauna.

DETOXIFICATION

It is 100% forgiven if you didn't know about the body detoxification powers of infrared saunas. I mean, it's not that some scientist invented this or something, infrared is a totally natural phenomenon. And that's the beauty of it. You don't need to swallow pills, start a stringent diet or use obscure patches or a detox product to clean out your body and start looking and feeling better.

I think infrared therapy is a healthier solution. It gives you an all natural body detoxification. Everybody's talking about infrared saunas and the amazing effect they have on your health (there was even an infrared sauna segment on Oprah Winfrey's show), but few people know about the natural purifying and regenerating power they have for your body. One liter of sweat in an ordinary sauna contains approximately 3% toxins, in an infrared sauna this is 20%! Analysis of sweat in an infrared sauna:

  • 80 to 85% water
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Acids
  • Natrium
  • Ammoniac
  • Heavy metals:  lead – cadmium – nickel – copper – sodium

Talking about natural body detoxification: you are going to lose a lot of bad stuff during an infrared session! Drink enough water before and after the session. That makes it a lot easier for your body to get rid of all this unwanted material. And it prevents you from dehydrating. Healthy nutrition, fresh water and clean air. These are indispensable for your health. Unfortunately we are exposed to toxic elements even in many different ways. Toxins are everywhere, even in our food. Experts agree that exhibition to toxic substances can make certain organs overreact. Your body reacts to accumulation of these factors in a predictable fashion. Up to a certain critical limit, no reactions or symptoms occur. Once this critical limit is exceeded and some toxic substance disturbs your general chemical balance, a chain of reactions breaks loose. This indicates the need for a chemical equilibrium, which keeps the toxins in your body at an acceptable level, below the critical value.

Get rid of body fat and toxins. Human body fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When fat leaves your body through transpiration, it takes heavy metals along on the way out. The deep penetration of infrared energy in your skin makes this happen. This does not occur in a traditional sauna, only in an infrared sauna. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.

The human body bioaccumulates toxins, meaning that the body can’t immediately rid itself of all its stored toxins. These toxins accumulate and can block circulation and cellular energy. Far-infrared heat is the safest and most economical way to eliminate these stored toxins.

The far-infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat. Your body can then release stored toxins through a deep detoxifying sweat that comes from Good Health Saunas. Inducing a heavy sweat in the sauna for detoxification purposes is an ancient tradition practiced by different cultures around the world, and wisely so. The skin is our largest organ and sweating is one of the body‘s most important 'detoxification' pathways. The combination of modern far-infrared heating technology with the ancient sauna ritual has resulted in an effective ways to deeply cleanse the tissues of the body.

  1. Today we're exposed to chemicals and heavy metals in our air, water and food in unprecedented amounts. The EPA estimates there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies can't metabolise. PCB's, Dioxins, Furans, Heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides, xylene, ethyl benzene and phthalates are just some of the toxins that are accumulating in our bodies. Studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in our fat cells. These chemicals and heavy metals add to our "toxic load", often reaching a point where this bioaccumulation seriously compromises our health and leads to chronic disease. I had my 'silver' amalgams removed (actually 50% mercury content) from my teeth by a dentist that specialized in that process. Be very careful if you go this route, for having them removed incorrectly can increase the mercury content in other parts of your body. Taking 5 grams of activated charcoal 30 minutes before your dental work and 5 grams right after, will minimize your uptake of any mercury that is released.
  2. Sweating in an infrared sauna is very effective in reducing toxins and heavy metals. This kind of sauna has a comfortable temperature of 110 - 130°F vs. 180 - 210°F in a conventional sauna, but you sweat two to three times as much. The far infrared heat also penetrates 1-1/2 inches below the skin, mobilizing deep seated toxins and giving significant pain relief.
  3. Sweating through your skin will allow you to reduce your "toxic load" while taking the stress off your liver and kidneys.
A sauna used to be thought of as a luxury. But studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, as the first generation of man exposed to such an unprecedented plethora of daily chemicals, we have learned that stored or undetoxified chemicals can mimic any disease. “Incurable” chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxic chemicals are gone. Since the far infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of depurating stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity.
— Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine: Author of Detoxify or Die and Wellness Against All Odds

PAIN RELIEF

One of the primary uses for far-infrared heat therapy is to help reduce suffering from chronic pain and injury. Far-infrared heat gets deep into the body’s soft tissue, making it a great source of relief from arthritis pain to backaches. Far-infrared heat also helps to improve the mobility of the joint or muscle in question. Whether you are dealing with muscle soreness from swelling, this therapy can be used to help you improve your condition. Everyone from the elderly to athletes can benefit from this method of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints, without the use of ointments or creams.

Far-infrared heat therapy works to improve the body’s natural healing process; helping to relieve pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation, without increasing blood pressure. This improved circulation allows more oxygen to reach tissues and nerves, helping to reduce pain and speed up the healing process. This deep penetrating heat gently causes an artificial “fever” without actually being sick. As a result, blood circulation is improved to the treated area bringing more healing oxygen to joints and extremities and speeding healing of injuries. Those who suffer from things like rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease can enjoy an easy to use form of pain relief.

Relieve overworked Muscles, Stiffness, Cramps and Muscle Pains: Far Infrared Saunas use Far Infrared energy wavelengths which penetrate anywhere from 1-2 inches deep into the human body. Far Infrared heat penetrates deep enough to affect the muscles which often become stiff due to everyday activities and stress. Heat relaxes the muscles and allows them to loosen up and regain their elasticity. Infrared heat also makes muscles more flexible and gives them a larger range of motion, in addition to providing relief from cramps and joint pain. Furthermore, Infrared heat helps stimulate blood circulation, leading to increased heart rate, dilated blood vessels and overall more movement of blood to different body parts including muscles. Infrared heat also helps break down our body‘s lactic acid deposits. Lactic acid forms deposits in muscles, leading to muscle cramps, muscle tightening and fatigue in the body. Infrared technology has been shown to work well on muscle pain throughout the back as well as muscle pain caused by arthritis and other joint problems.

Daily use of a Far Infrared Sauna will help to totally relax muscles leading to better, undisturbed sleep without anxieties and pain:

  • It produces pain relief
  • Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms.
  • Pain is also at times related to ischemia due to tension or spasm which can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop, in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
  • Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
  • Heat may both lead to increased endorphin production and a shutting down of the so-called "spinal gate" of Melzack and Wall, each of which can reduce pain.

NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
Far infrared sauna heat is a very effective natural pain relief therapy in the battle against muscle and joint complaints. Far infrared heat relieves pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation. Better circulation allows more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body and helps reduce pain and speed up the healing process. This natural pain relief approach can result in significant pain reduction and minimizing or discontinuing the use of medication all together.

  • A study in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics tested 46 patients with chronic pain using a variety of treatment modalities with and without far-infrared sauna. They found a decrease in pain score, pain behavior, self-rating depression and anger score in both groups of patients, but a more significant drop was noted in the sauna group. Two years after treatment, more of the patients in the sauna group had returned to work than those without sauna treatment. This may be a very promising method for the treatment of chronic pain. Masuda, A, et al. The effects of repeated thermal therapy for patients with chronic pain. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 2005; 74 (5): 288-94.

RELAXATION

Stress can affect the body’s motor, neurologic & circulatory systems. Perhaps the most immediate relief a  Sauna can offer is simple stress relief. Just a few minutes in the warmth promotes relaxation, soothing nerves & knotted muscles, helping you to feel rejuvenated and restored in both body and mind.

Excerpted from: Sick and Tired? Reclaim Your Inner Terrain by Robert O. Young, PhD.DSc.1999:

Because of the level of pollution we are exposed to and its many sources, as well as poor dietary and exercise habits, the therapeutic value of regular sweating has become immense. It has benefits for both body and mind and, in fact, is the primary benefit of exercise. One of the best passive exercises is the radiant heat of an infrared sauna which causes a profound deep sweat. After about 30 minutes of exposure, the blood vessels of the skin dilate to allow more blood to flow to the surface to support the cooling process. The millions of sweat glands covering the body are infused with fluid from the blood. In turn, they empty to the skin's surface, thereby flushing large amounts of toxins, including toxic acids and heavy metals, from the body.

Research over the last two years shows that a radiant heat (infrared) sauna provides the following benefits:

  • Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and glands, including endocrine glands.
  • Inhibits the development of pleomorphic microforms and creates a "fever reaction" of rising temperature that neutralizes them.
  • Increases the number of leukocytes in the blood.
  • Places demand on the heart to work harder thus, exercising it and also producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure (the low side).
  • Stimulates dilation of peripheral blood vessels thus, relieving pain (including muscle pain) and speeding the healing of sprain, strain, bursitus, arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease symptoms.
  • Promotes relaxation thereby creating a feeling of well-being.

For those who are unable to exercise sufficiently, for whatever reason, the radiant heat infrared sauna is an excellent way to get the benefits of exercise without undue stress on the skeleton, muscles, and associated tissues. Such people have an even greater need for exercise and the sauna fills the bill.

CONDITIONS AIDED BY F.I.R.

Good Health Saunas indicate that Far Infrared Saunas aid in conditions including, but not limited to:


References:  Good Health Saunas